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Published on March 27th, 2017 | by Millennium Magazine Staff

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Exhibit to Feature 50 Children and Young Adults

COLUMBIA, SC: Family Connection of South Carolina will host the LOOK! Forward photography exhibit in the Midlands for the first time this year. The opening event will be held from 6-9 p.m. on Saturday, April 8 at the Tapp’s Arts Center on 1644 Main Street in downtown Columbia, and the photos will remain on display for the entire month.

Thanks to the generosity of 26 Midlands area photographers, the exhibit will showcase the beauty and strength of 50 children and young adults with disabilities and special healthcare needs. The photos truly capture the personalities of those featured and show how they are living full lives, allowing others to easily connect and see them with their hearts.

Family Connection developed the LOOK! project in 2013, in response to often heard comments from the families we serve. “I wish that the world would really SEE my child and not just their disability!”

Photographers who supported the effort are: Lionel Angevine; Nilsa Argemi; Lester Boykin;

Megan Burgee; Ryan Burgee, Ryan Burgee Photo and Video; Maddie Carff; Carmony Corley, Carmony Corley Photography; Katie Hart, Palmetto Duo; Craig Hewitt, Craig Hewitt Photography; Lyndsey Livingston, Memories in Motion Photography; Elba Martinez; Tyrone McQueen, Lilly Mack Photography; Barbara Miller; LaRose Morgan, Photography by Larose; Dan Newbanks, Alchemist Imaging; Orlando “Opie” Patterson; Michael Rouse; Alexis Scwallier, Alexis Schwallier Photography; Stephanee Seay, Stephanee Seay Photography; Amanda Simpson; Rebecca Triplett, My Day Off Photography by Rebecca; Karla Turner; Twitch, Microcosm Photography; Allen Wallace, MidlandsAnchor.com; Dr. Donald Wuori; and April Zafoot, April Zafoot Photography.

Sponsors include: Blue Cross Blue Shield of SC; Greenville Hospital System; Dentaquest; Molina Healthcare; Knights of Columbus Transfiguration Council #13713; Vital Care; Maguire Woods; Total Comfort; Abacus Planning Group, Inc.; Founders Federal Credit Union; Love Buick GMC; Bright Start; Windham Services; PDQ Columbia; Tijuana Flats Just in Queso Foundation; Mid Carolina Electric Cooperative; Thrivent Financial; Rish and Enzastiga; Bluestein Nichols Thompson & Delgado, LLP; and Palmetto Pediatrics. (Sponsorship opportunities are still available. Information is available at FamilyConnectionSC.org.)

To get details on the April 8 opening night event, buy tickets or contribute, visit FamilyConnectionSC.org. For details on the exhibit, please contact Padgett Mozingo or Mila Burgess-Conway at (803) 252-0914.

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2 Responses to Exhibit to Feature 50 Children and Young Adults

  1. Padgett Singleton Mozingo says:

    So excited about this effort. You won’t be sorry to took a look

  2. I had a the wonderful opportunity to preview the photos yesterday, and they are – simply put – amazing. (I *might* be a little biased about one photograph in particular since it features my hooligans.)

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